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August 2008

Everything They Want to Do Is Illegal

Joel Salatin, author of Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front, knows exactly how these kids feel. From the book description: From child labor regulations to food inspection, bureaucrats provide themselves sole discretion over what food is available in the local marketplace. Their system favors industrial, global corporate […]

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Kuttner’s Take on “The Battle of the Bobs”

Robert Kuttner, author of Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency, has an insightful post on The American Prospect’s web site critiquing David Leonhardt’s forthcoming piece in the New York Times analyzing Senator Obama’s economic positions. From the article: Columnist David Leonhardt has a piece forthcoming in the New York […]

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The free-market myth that wouldn’t die

Proponents of the “free market” have a tendency to ignore one inconvenient fact: there is no such thing as a free market in reality. Never has been one. Never will be one. The “free market” is a myth, a fairy tale told over and over by newspaper columnists and TV pundits and quite a few […]

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Dreier: Obama’s Challenge Rises Above Corsi’s Abomination

Well it seems we’ve entered the national “Obama book” discussion this week with a bang. We decided to publish our upcoming title, Obama’s Challenge, because the author, Robert Kuttner, came to us with an important progressive message at a time when it sorely needs to be heard. Serendipitously, Jerome “Swift Boat” Corsi released his converative […]

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Taking on the System: An Interview with Markos

Christian Avard, over at the Huffington Post, just posted an interview with Markos Moulitsas, founder of and co-author of Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics. In the interview they discuss Markos’s new book, Taking on the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era from Penguin Books. Having […]

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Recipe: Chilled Thai Rice Paper Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

The Following recipe has been excerpted from The Best of Bloodroot, Volume Two: Vegan Recipes by Selma Miriam & Noel Furie, with Lagusta Yearwood chilled thai rice paper spring rolls You will have to find a market which sells Thai and Chinese ingredients. Note that we substitute a thick Chinese sauce called soy paste for […]

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The G.O.R.E. Project: Heat Your Home with Renewable Fuels

The following article has been adapted for the web from Natural Home Heating: The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Options by Greg Pahl. Shifting from our current reliance on fossil fuels to the use of renewable sources of energy is a tall order. But every little bit helps, and changing the way we heat our […]

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Video: Google Backs Enhanced Geothermal Electricity

Our friends at TreeHugger recently pointed out that, the philanthropic arm of the search giant, is investing heavily in Enhanced Geothermal Electric Systems. Geothermal electricity has been around for over a hundred years. Traditionally, existing geysers over tectonic plate boundaries are tapped to power turbines that generate electricity. Consequently, the power plants are tied […]

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Sailboat Made of Trash Navigates the Pacific Ocean’s “Plastic Soup”

What better way to explore the Pacific Ocean’s sickening, plastic-coated cesspool known as the “Great Garbage Patch” than with a junk made out of…well, junk? As reports, Dr. Marcus Eriksen and filmmaker Joel Paschal of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation are sailing their craft of plastic bottles, recovered scrap, fishing nets, and—presumably—spit and bailing […]

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Build Your Own Carbon-Free Fridge

The following project has been excerpted from The Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit by Stephen and Rebekah Hren Renter friendly. Project Time: Weekend. Cost: Inexpensive ($50–100, but can be built with scraps, except the thermometer). Energy Saved: High. Average refrigeration uses 8 percent of the average American energy budget. […]

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